Schedule of Events
    Festival Operas
    Festival Concerts
    BEMF in the Berkshires
    Exhibition & CD Store
    Fringe Concerts
    Concurrent Events
    Family Day
    Visitor’s Guide
    Past Festivals




  Give to BEMF

  About Us

2019 Festival | June 9-16, 2019
Visitor's Guide

The city of Boston is an international hub of arts, music, theatre, sports, and history. Our Visitor’s Guide offers information to assist you in making your travel arrangements as well as options for additional sights and activities.

Lodging | Getting to Boston | Getting Around Boston


Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown

The Boston Early Music Festival is pleased to recommend the Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown as its official host hotel for the 2019 Festival.

Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
275 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Rooms at the BEMF-only discounted rate of $289.00 per night (state and local taxes not included) MUST be reserved through our official Festival liaison, Martha Camire, at 617-728-2179 or, no later than Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to book your room well in advance of the deadline.

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Dorm Rooms

BEMF looks forward to offering low-cost dormitory accommodations for the 2019 Festival. More information will be available shortly.

For questions, please contact BEMF General Manager Carla Chrisfield at or 617-661-1812.

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Getting to Boston

By Air

Logan International Airport is Boston’s main airport, serving all major cities and airlines.

You may also choose to fly into Manchester Regional Airport in New Hampshire or TF Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island. Each airport is approximately 1 hour from Boston. Flight Line offers shuttle service from Manchester, while the MBTA commuter rail, Amtrak, and Peter Pan Bus offer transportation between Providence and Boston.

Visit the Massport website for more information about directions to and from Logan Airport, including their ground transportation brochure with contact information for shuttle services.

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By Bus

Concord Trailway


Peter Pan

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By Train

800-USA-RAIL (872-7245)

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By Car

There are 3 main routes into Boston:

I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) from the West

I-95 from the North and South

I-93 from the North and South

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Getting around Boston

Parking in Boston can be difficult.  There is metered parking on most streets, however, be aware of signage, as spots can become resident-sticker only, valet only, or tow zones at various points during the day.

Public Transportation

MBTA, a/k/a “The T”

Subway Fares
$2.75 per subway ride with paper Charlie Ticket or cash-on-board

     (no free transfers)
$2.25 per subway ride with plastic Charlie Card

     (includes free transfer to local bus)
Discounts for seniors and persons with disabilities are available. For current guidelines, please visit

Bus Fares

Bus fares are $2.00 with paper Charlie Ticket or cash-on-board, $1.70 for Charlie Card. Discounts for seniors and persons with disabilities are available. For current guidelines, please visit

Discounted Visitor Passes available; $12 per day or $21.25 for 7 days for unlimited subway and local bus travel; can be purchased at in-station fare vending machines or local retail sales terminals.

Useful BEMF T stops:

Boylston on the Green Line

   Boylston St. at Tremont St.

Courtyard Boston Downtown

Emerson College Dorms

Arlington on the Green Line

   Boylston St. at Arlington St.

Courtyard Boston Downtown
Goethe-Institut Boston
First Lutheran Church
Emmanuel Church

Symphony on the Green Line

   (E train only)

   Huntington Ave. at

   Massachusetts Ave.

Jordan Hall

Massachusetts Avenue on the Orange Line

   Massachusetts Ave. south of

   St. Botolph St.

Jordan Hall

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Rentals Cars

Visit the Massport website for car rental options at Logan airport.

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Boston Cab 617-536-5010
Checker Cab 617-536-7000
City Cab 617-536-5100
ITOA 617-825-4000
Metro Cab 617-782-5500
Town Taxi 617-536-5000

Several ride-hailing apps also serve the Greater Boston region. Starting in February 2017, Lyft is available for pick-ups at Logan International Airport.

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Bike Rentals

BlueBikes is Boston's bike sharing system with over 200 stations throughout Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Visit their Pricing page for more information about 24-hour and monthly passes and usage fees.

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